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Route Map233 viewsWalk from Remarkables car park up the track to Shadow Basin. Veer up to the ridge that overlooks Lake Alta and continue up the top ridge at around 2150m. Return is down the trail to Homeward Bound and back onto the main trail. Dec 09, 2012
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Route Map240 viewsStart from Coalpit Saddle and follow the old water race. At the point where the single track joins the water race, keep on the same contour. The water race from this point is a little overgrown in place, but relatively easy to follow up to Racemans Hut. From there its straight up to Mt Salamond and then onto the 4wd track, turning off onto the single track back down to the water race and back to Coalpit Saddle. Dec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut230 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle217 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan207 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge211 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race224 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond234 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond140 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond115 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond117 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background102 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut148 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch113 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea107 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race110 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut122 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley108 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut107 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map200 viewsWalk starts at the end of the Macetown road at Anderson's Battery. A single track follows up Rich Burn to Homeward Bound Battery. The track from Homeward Bound to Premier Battery is a little vague in places. Around 250m vertical and a very leisurely round trip time of about 3 hours (including time to explore the historic remains)May 06, 2012
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Anderson's Battery167 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn168 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings173 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek149 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading downstream172 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek160 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak170 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun102 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining107 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior83 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery90 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining relics90 viewsMay 06, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan95 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Machinery84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery85 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery92 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Premier Battery86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old boiler remains85 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery89 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut interior71 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery91 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins87 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound82 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn97 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn101 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery90 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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View to airport81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap90 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 92 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark89 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley82 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower92 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak83 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet87 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower84 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background100 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes90 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta90 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green106 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark86 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin91 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley95 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail134 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak102 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top145 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona109 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background109 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle116 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak86 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak89 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks130 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak99 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!107 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge117 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin104 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line111 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle104 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge101 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point105 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk123 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point117 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon105 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline97 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route128 viewsStarting from Crown Range road summit, head up the ridge to the trig point on Mt Scott. Then follow the trail along the ridge line until you meet a 4WD track and the rocks on Crown Peak.
The decent is on the 4WD track to Brackens Saddle and back to Glencoe Road on the Miners Trail.
Apr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route Topo Map240 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge90 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley80 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge92 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley89 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor92 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns76 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone83 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns85 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline84 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley129 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East88 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone78 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline78 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns78 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle82 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route182 viewsStart from Remarkables carpark and head up to Wye Saddle East (unofficial name). Head down to a small tarn just below the ridgeline between Wye and Doolans Valley. Follow the ridgeline keeping mostly to the eastern sides. When approaching the highest peak, traverse over to the gentle sloping hill on the edge of the drop off into the Wye Valley. Head back up the valley and return over the same pass.Mar 31, 2012
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Forces of nature109 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley98 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl95 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape89 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns104 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge102 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east88 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley97 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle95 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle83 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge101 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections94 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream102 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections111 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections115 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map158 viewsStart from Remarkables car park and head up the trail to Lake Alta. From the lake straight up to Wye Saddle and then head west up to a small basin then onto the ridgeline that heads up to Single Cone.Mar 21, 2012
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Following the ridgeline224 viewsMar 08, 2012
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The old pack trail157 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Hells Gate178 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Skippers Saddle start/end point161 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road150 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Exit point onto Skippers Road149 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River170 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Approaching the Shotover River144 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Huts at Atleys Terrace147 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar144 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back to Atleys Terrace along the Shotover River113 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Views back to Mt Bowen, Mt Lomond Cecil Peak113 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking towards Queenstown Hill and Remarks118 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top section of the Atleys Trail108 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking west120 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon182 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Devils Creek Trail147 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Old Rum Gully Ice Rink119 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map201 viewsSteep climb from Skippers Saddle to the top of Mt Dewar and then a long drop down an old trail to Atleys Terrace just above the Shotover River. From there, it's a single track back to the Skippers Road and 6km climb back up to Skippers Saddle.Mar 08, 2012
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map165 viewsSlightly different route to the previous two circuits in that lunch was had at the tarn that feeds into Wye Falls, a small detour to view the Doolans Valley and the exit via the saddle to the east of Wye Saddle (a much more gentle route).Feb 07, 2012
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Top of Wye Falls101 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent95 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers187 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff154 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge113 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton192 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field102 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!111 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout119 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle99 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west97 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone103 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats130 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination104 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader160 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field107 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns98 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea119 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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